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2003 Saab 03-Sep vs. 2013 Mini Cooper

To start off, 2013 Mini Cooper is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Saab 03-Sep. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Saab 03-Sep would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Saab 03-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 129 more horse power than 2013 Mini Cooper. (121 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 2013 Mini Cooper. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 405 kg more than 2013 Mini Cooper. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 215 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Mini Cooper. (155 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Mini Cooper.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Saab 03-Sep 2013 Mini Cooper
Make Saab Mini
Model 03-Sep Cooper
Year Released 2003 2013
Body Type Convertible Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 1600 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 121 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 155 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 77 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 85 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1665 kg 1260 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 3723 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1892 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1414 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2467 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 50 L


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